Joachim Howard

Managing Director

Originally from Melbourne, Joachim founded Ocean Alliance when he relocated to Sydney, Australia after gaining extensive first-hand experience within the international superyacht industry.

His roles were involved in the operation and management of both private and chartered superyachts in regions covering the globe.

After relocating to Sydney in 2006 following many years working in the industry abroad he was involved with the Australian agency for several key European shipyards.

He frequently returned to international boat shows & conferences while managing client’s new construction yachts and overseeing their delivery and management in Australia & Europe.

The Ocean Alliance headquarters were established in 2011 after identifying an industry shortfall of local and international experience.

His drive was a key interest in the development of the Australian charter & high-end brokerage market, coupled with the experienced representation and marketing of international cruising destinations.

Joachim’s extensive experience in the industry allows him to assist clients in all aspects of a superyacht experience including charter brokerage, charter management, yacht brokerage, new construction, operational guidance, commercial structures and superyacht marketing. His attention to detail and unwavering client-focused approach encompass the foundation of Ocean Alliance.

When he indulges in spare time, Jo loves surfing, escaping away with his wife and their dog Archie, and he particularly appreciates Italian red wines.

Call Jo on +61 (0) 405 767 869 or email jo@oceanalliance.com.au

Born and raised in the South of France, Laurie was a Charter Manager with the prestigious Burgess Yachts in Monaco before her appointment with Ocean Alliance in December 2014.

She has expertly worked with an international fleet of high-end charter yachts ranging from 35 to 80 metres in length, and is familiar with cruising grounds stretching from the Mediterranean and Caribbean to the South Pacific’s trending gems.

Her yachting experience was launched at OceanStyle by Burgess in 2010, followed by a year in Sydney working within the domestic charter market.

Personal circumstances brought her back to Australia and she was delighted to be dropping anchor once again in Sydney!

Laurie’s expertise in International Charter Management together with her eye for detail and experience with high-profile yacht owners & captains are invaluable assets to the Australian and International charter markets.

She takes great pride in sharing her skills to raise the enjoyment of Superyacht Guests in a fresh, holistic and dynamic level.

Laurie is a native French speaker and is also fluent in Italian. She is trained as a Yoga Teacher, and has a passion for ocean “conversations” to protect the future of our Blue Planet!

She looks forward to creating your unique experience onboard the Ocean Alliance fleet.

Call Laurie on +61 (0) 424 599 889 or email laurie@oceanalliance.com.au

Laurie Foulon

Charter Experience Manager

Born and raised in the South of France, Laurie was a Charter Manager with the prestigious Burgess Yachts in Monaco before her appointment with Ocean Alliance in December 2014.

She has expertly worked with an international fleet of high-end charter yachts ranging from 35 to 80 metres in length, and is familiar with cruising grounds stretching from the Mediterranean and Caribbean to the South Pacific’s trending gems.

Her yachting experience was launched at OceanStyle by Burgess in 2010, followed by a year in Sydney working within the domestic charter market.

Personal circumstances brought her back to Australia and she was delighted to be dropping anchor once again in Sydney!

Laurie’s expertise in International Charter Management together with her eye for detail and experience with high-profile yacht owners & captains are invaluable assets to the Australian and International charter markets.

She takes great pride in sharing her skills to raise the enjoyment of Superyacht Guests in a fresh, holistic and dynamic level.

Laurie is a native French speaker and is also fluent in Italian. She is trained as a Yoga Teacher, and has a passion for ocean “conversations” to protect the future of our Blue Planet!

She looks forward to creating your unique experience onboard the Ocean Alliance fleet.

Call Laurie on +61 (0) 424 599 889 or email laurie@oceanalliance.com.au

Louise Conway

Charter Experience Broker

Louise Conway

Louise grew up in the North Island of New Zealand. She spent many holidays venturing along the shores of NZ’s coastlines & exploring the many hidden gems.

After travelling extensively overseas in her youth throughout Europe, Canada, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, she began her career as a Travel Agent working in the Corporate environment and she began to help others explore the world.

It was a natural progression for her to move into ownership of 2 Retail Travel Agencies and share her love of this Industry. She now has over 25 years’ experience in the Travel Industry.

Louise loves learning about the way people all around the world live, immersing herself in different cultures and their traditions.  She has seen many amazing wonders of our world and is endlessly inspired by nature and adventures.

She resides in the Blue Mountains (West of Sydney) with her husband, has 2 grown children and spends her spare time enjoying the outdoors and good food & wine.

Louise is highly regarded & respected, and her multifarious experience can help you plan the perfect event or extended charter within the fleet of Ocean Alliance.

Call Louise on +61 (0) 439 147 597 or email louise@oceanalliance.com.au

Originally from Connecticut, Rose spent the better part of her upbringing in New York City. She studied the culinary arts, and then set up her own catering business while also working alongside Martha Stewart.

Rose began her yachting career on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, working aboard as a Chef for the Marlin season. She continued her career on board both large sailing and motor yachts, embarking on several round-the-world voyages with the emphasis on sailing regattas, adventure and exploration. With her love of the water and her 20+ years scuba diving, Rose has the experience and passion for creating both adventurous itineraries as well as cultural excursions.

In her experience supporting individuals and their families working in environments that demanded attention to detail, conscientious interpersonal skills and a committed sense of discretion and confidentiality, is what provided the requirements for the long-term positions that she held. Rose has a proven ability to manage complex projects, which have included re-fit and custom-built yachts.

Rich from her first-hand knowledge travelling the world, Rose developed the ability to see both sides of the superyacht industry coin, allowing her to serve her clients from a bespoke perspective in Charter and beyond. She always prioritises her Clients’ best interests for unique moments on board the world’s finest yachts tailored to their unique ways to travel.

Now living in Gig Harbor outside of the Seattle Metropolitan Area, she has found the Pacific Northwest her home with her husband Brent and cat Kiki. Food, wine and travel are still what excites her and what she enjoys sharing with her clients.

Call Rose on +1 (970) 389 7014 or email rose@oceanalliance.com.au

Rose Jolis-Fox

Charter Experience Broker

Rose Jolis-Fox, Charter Experience Broker

Originally from Connecticut, Rose spent the better part of her upbringing in New York City. She studied the culinary arts, and then set up her own catering business while also working alongside Martha Stewart.

Rich from her first-hand knowledge travelling the world, Rose developed the ability to see both sides of the superyacht industry coin, allowing her to serve her clients from a bespoke perspective in Charter and beyond. She always prioritises her Clients’ best interests for unique moments on board the world’s finest yachts tailored to their unique ways to travel.

Now living in Gig Harbor outside of the Seattle Metropolitan Area, she has found the Pacific Northwest her home with her husband Brent and cat Kiki. Food, wine and travel are still what excites her and what she enjoys sharing with her clients.

Call Rose on +1 (970) 389 7014 or email rose@oceanalliance.com.au

Elena Morellato

Marketing Coordinator

Born and raised in the north Italian countryside, Elena soon developed an admiration for nature and its different landscapes.

Lucky to travel since a young age, her curiosity for new things led her to move to Milan to pursue a bachelor’s in Events Management. She enjoyed collaborating with theatres, worldwide brands such as RedBull and MTV, and Milan council members through different projects and initiatives.

The Milanese period gave Elena enough inspiration to decide to challenge herself and embark on a solo adventure to the furthest country from her own: Australia.

Here she started a years-long job experience with a French retail brand, where her passion for fashion and communication merged. She became a point of contact for both customers and colleagues and supported the company in marketing and e-commerce roles.

Destiny wanted that Elena joined the Ocean Alliance team in a Marketing role in 2021, bringing a new point of view to an already versatile and multicultural team. Her attention to detail and genuine honest opinion are highly valued by colleagues and clients alike.

Among Elena’s passions are dance and ballet in specific, opera, climbing and cuddling her American Staffy Bella.

Email Elena at marketing@oceanalliance.com.au